JET participants are expected to continue to play a role as a bridge between Japan and their home countries after their time on the JET Program. Former JET participants have founded alumni associations in their home countries/areas and in Japan named “JET Alumni Associations” (JETAA).
JETAA carries out various activities at grass-root levels to promote friendships between Japan and the countries/areas they represent. JETAA members are involved in activities such as exchanging information about Japan, welcoming participants back to their home countries after completion of the JET Program, introducing Japanese culture and providing educational information about Japan.
Before completion of the JET Program, participants are expected to refer to the Terms of Consent Related to Personal Information requested by CLAIR. After completion of the JET Program, participants are strongly encouraged to share their post-JET Program contact information with their nearest Embassy or Consulate General of Japan, join a local JETAA chapter and be actively involved in introducing Japan and promoting education.
JETAA USA and U.S. Chapters
The JET Alumni Association has 19 chapters throughout the U.S. and 52 chapters worldwide. Find a chapter near you to connect with other alumni in your area for information on social, networking, or job opportunities for JET alumni.
Visit these websites to learn how to join a chapter near you!
The JET Program office works as a recruiting and orientation hub for new JET Program participants but may not have full information on your location or years on the JET Program. For employment verifications, please contact the Japan Local Government Center (a branch of CLAIR) which has an office in New York.
Visit the Japan Local Government Center (JLGC) page to learn more about the many ways that CLAIR continues to support JET Program participants after their return from the JET Program, as well as other Japan-related activities.
You may also wish to ask a principal, teacher, supervisor, or coworker to write you a letter of recommendation for future employment after finishing your JET appointment (as teachers and some administrators routinely change workplaces, though, it is a good idea to keep in touch with them every few years to make sure their contact information is accurate).